PM Skerrit, Maduro defend ALBA and PetroCaribe

Both Skerrit (left) and Maduro addressed a ceremony on Wednesday
Both Skerrit (left) and Maduro addressed a ceremony on Wednesday

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, have spoken highly of PetroCaribe and ALBA, stressing their importance to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Skerrit said the initiatives are serving as a lifeblood to countries across the region, while Maduro described PetroCaribe as a regional backbone for economic growth.

“Not many, but some people in this world has criticized Petro Caribe, they have criticized ALBA, demonized President (Hugo) Chavez and President Maduro and the people of Venezuela, but it is those very same instruments of integration and cooperation that are serving as a life blood to many of our countries across Latin America and across the Caribbean,” Skerrit said at a ceremony during a visit by Maduro on Wednesday.

Skerrit remarked that the two speak to the vision of the late President Chavez, who he said, noted that Latin America and Caribbean integration is required “in order for us to get our people out of poverty, to create a better way of life for our people, to give our people hope and to give a voice to the millions who are voice-less.

He stated that Dominica has seen success due to ALBA and PetroCaribe through reduction in poverty and investments in agriculture, education, housing and others.

“Mr. President we will always be eternally grateful to your people and the sincere hand of friendship that the people of Venezuela have extended to us,” Skerrit stated. “Words will never be able to express our gratitude to you. I am a strong supporter and advocate of Petro Caribe and ALBA…”

He argued that the intitiatives are not about ideology but reality.

“It’s about dealing with real challenges in the world,” he remarked, adding “it’s about coming together and sharing ideas and that’s what ALBA and Petro Caribe is all about. It is about brotherhood and for women, sisterhood. It’s about coming together and to confront common challenges together and the experiment has worked.”

Skerrit mentioned that there were many who doubted that the Petro Caribe would last more than a 365 days.

“There are many people who said it would not last for one year, there are many international financial institutions which criticized PetroCaribe but today you will see the reports indicating that this is an important financing mechanism for many of the participating countries,” he noted.

Meanwhile Maduro said ten years after the formation of PetroCaribe, it has become, the “back bone of these regions that has enabled the economic, commercial and the social, and the energy stability of this region.”

“Ten years ago they said that is impossible,” he stated. “Today we say not only is it possible but it is our path, our path towards solidarity, complementarity, and mutual growth.”

The Venezuelan President also said Dominica can count on his country’s support and that of ALBA and Petro Caribe.

“All the pains that you have suffered in the wake of the passing of the storm Erika have been followed very closely by all your friends in the region,” Maduro noted.

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52 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    But why is mister getting so “inflated”? Hur…… that’s not a healthy sign.

  2. September 27, 2015

    Any grade one student in Dominica knows that skerrit hate America and all other countries who is again the Mad Maburo, the dictator, skerrit is showing his true colors to the world, this ….is spewing so much hate against America, yet his wife is giving birth to his babies in America wants his children to be American, skerrit you hate the vine but love the wine, skerrit donkey have no business in horse race, Maduro is following Chavez footsteps, this lunatic is trying his be to start a war in the region with the support of you Skerrit, it is plain to see that maduro is island hopping for support, man skerrit man up and tell maduro to stop provoking Colombia and Guyana, tell him straight up that you are against what he is doing, and that your kakarat military police is not enough to save his behind and yours, people all over the globe is listening and watching thanks to modern technology

    • the fly
      September 28, 2015

      Laureen, your comment of september 27 2015 tells me you are ignorant and uneducated of what is happening in this world you are a fool and should be locked in a mad house, prime minister Skerrit have no time for stupid people like you HATERS :evil: :evil: :evil:

  3. GMVL
    September 26, 2015

    Seeing the number of times the plight of Dominica has been mentioned at the UN Sustainable Development Summit now underway in New York, it would be a breath of fresh air for Dominica, Nature Island of the Caribbean to give credence and stronger emphasis not just to economic and social development imperatives but also to the ENVIRONMENTAL imperatives of development.

  4. memoi
    September 26, 2015

    we are trending in shark infested waters. Maduro came here talking his propaganda crap like he was talking to his supporters in Venezuela. I wonder how many people who were there actually listened to what was being said. I am not saying all what the man said was wrong but a lot of it was complete garbage. If Dominicans used to listen and read what is going on around the world and more so with our so called “Dominica friends” I don’t think we would be in the situation we are in and for sure Dominicans would not have welcomed the president do Dominica. Do we need the 300 houses, hell yes we do but it is sad to see there are people in Venezuela who need it more than we do but because they to do support the president they are left to live like dogs. Sad Times In Dominica, Sad times.

  5. the fly
    September 25, 2015

    Apart from a few on this page the rest are nasty low rent and smells like cabbage water they are the people trying hard to bring Dominica down in the face of the world ,you all can try but it wont be Dominica has friends and love all over ,take that cabbage lots :twisted: :mrgreen:

  6. DEMOCRACY 4 DOMINICA
    September 25, 2015

    It’s interesting Skerrit Acknowledges the widespread criticism of ALBA! That means the Relevant Groups among the International Community is WATCHING. Your every move is being Monitored! Aren’t you a tard worried? Well you should! That Bravado is not fooling anybody. You used the Crisis as an excuse to invite Maduro to Dominica to further your own Agenda! This has nothing to do with Relief it’s just a Ruse. While the People of Venezuela, are in abject Poverty, Maduro parades around dangling a ‘Carrot’ in the form of “Mi Casa Su Casa” Crap, the ones smart enough can see through the Charade.
    Why else would you BLACKOUT THE ACTUALL HAND OVER CEREMONY?
    IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE SPELL CAST UPON THOSE MISGUIDED FOLLOWERS IS BROKEN! THE AWAKENING OF THE MIND IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO RULERS SUCH AS SKERRIT & MADUROS OF THIS WORLD!
    You can’t keep the people in a ‘ZOOMBIE’ state forever! I know you can see the WRITING on the Wall. The SUFFERING MUST END & YOUR LIES…

  7. September 25, 2015

    I read with disdain the comments of both skerrit and maduro; while they both parted themselves on the back for all the good alba and petrocaribe have done and are doing to unite the region; neither mentioned the Guyana situation was that mere coincidence . Does Guyana want volunteer (fighters); CARICOM nationals on the Battle Front? I’m good to go.

  8. Anonymous
    September 25, 2015

    “Dominica has seen success due to ALBA and PetroCaribe through reduction in poverty and investments in agriculture, education, housing and others.” yet the unemployment rate has not gone down; migration has increased with our very own Prime Minister having his kids born in the U.S, take a look at the census report and it will confirm this facts, Dominica has a negative population growth, so how has poverty been reduced?agriculture is dead, lets see how many tons of crops are exported yearly? how many farms have been abandoned over the years and of this number how many has been reinstated since petrocaribe? only those of us who would like to be fooled are fooled.

  9. Anonymous
    September 25, 2015

    so why did you mr. skerrit not send your wife to have your babies in Venezuela instead of United States of America? Seeing that ALBA is the future…!

    • The Real Facts
      September 25, 2015

      The PM did not attack you. He and his wife are free to go where they feel like and have their baby. He is not prohibiting you from going overseas and having your babies there.
      Note the topic. There are some comments which should not be allowed. This is an attack on the PM, his wife and his personal life and is disrespectful. Furthermore, it is uncalled for and makes no sense. One day some people will pay for their freedom of speech, idle and derogatory words.

      • Anonymous
        September 28, 2015

        The real facts you say, but have you forgotten what it means to be patriotic to your nation, how could a leader of a country believing so much in what he is trying to achieve yet his children who are his future are not born in his country not by coincidence but by plan. this shows a grave disrespect to the office of Prime Minister and the parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica. you’re demonstrating that you’re someone who puts your party before your country and that’s the exact behaviour which has us in this situation of economic strife and social division. wrong is wrong doesn’t matter who it comes from…!

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    • 4-cars
      September 27, 2015

      BERRY good question – For which no one will get an answer. I call it hypocrisy and shamelessness on his part. Such a one, we cannot trust.

  10. Francisco Telemaque
    September 25, 2015

    “He stated that Dominica has seen success due to ALBA and PetroCaribe through reduction in poverty and investments in agriculture, education, housing and others.”(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    Roosevelt, can you detail anything successful, or significant that the people, and the land of Dominica has achieved as a result of your association with the series of communists, in ALBA nations ruled by dictators including the one standing next to you who ruling Venezuela by decree? Only communists and Nazi rules by decree, Hitler was one of them!

    You are a liar; so delusional, you are unable to recognize poverty even when it leaps off the ground and slap you in your face. Where the housing came from, China, or Venezuela, what sort of investment in agriculture are you boasting about? Where are you exporting your agricultural produce, which generates revenue into the nations economy?

    Have you paid the millions of dollars owed to PetroCarib? Yes, indeed someone has benefited from PetroCarib,…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 25, 2015

      Have you paid the millions of dollars owed to PetroCarib? Yes, indeed someone has benefited from PetroCarib, could it be you and your regime, and cabalists who spent more than thirty million dollars bribing people and buying votes last, the source of that thirty million are proceeds from PetroCarib?

      You had better wake up from your delusions, and illusions and face reality, Dominica is a poverty stricken country!

      • the fly
        September 25, 2015

        francisco ,you have not learn next time we will take marigot your home town just too see you turn green

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    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 27, 2015

      Madam/Mr. Fly, As long as Skerrit is Prime Minister of Dominica! The village of Wesley, Marigot, and Woodford Hill will never lend their support to the Labor Party. That has been established a very long time ago okay!

      He will try to buy the people of Wesley, Marigot, and Woodford Hill for the rest of his life, it will be miracle if he succeeds. The youth of those three village has Skerrit pegged; the only people in those three villages who might vote for that Mountain Chicken Crapo Mentality: Me Almost Nearly Cousin Skerrit, are people like my old 80 year old sister. Who donot know the difference of the name Labor Party, and physical labor as in work done or accomplish!

      Because they labor on their farm, they consider themselves to the Labor Party! Skerrit and the Labor party knows their weakness in believing that nonsense, and use it against the semi-literate, the illiterate, and even most of the educated poppet’s who votes for him!

  11. alas
    September 25, 2015

    De entire show was a circus.
    I listened to Curtis Matthew and i was sad and embarrassed.
    No one knew what was really happening!
    Maduro didn’t have to come here to cut ribbon for one house. What about the renaming of de Petro Caribe plant at jimmit? because de man testing Guyana readiness he coming in our yard to intimidate us for us to not openly show solidarity with Guyana. I never hear my PM show solidarity with Guyana. Mr PM if I was de Guyanese President how would you want me to think of you?
    You are openly against Guyana.
    guyana have enough lumber to build more than 300 homes for our displaced citizens.
    by de way de roof of dem houses is prone to corrosion faster than ordinary galvanize sheets.
    i noticed something on a roof in stockfarm………barely 5 years old.
    these units are specially designed for low income households……..maduro and skerrit knows that

    • The Real Facts
      September 25, 2015

      Some people have bad talk and bad mouth. I would suppose also bad fingers. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  12. Peterson
    September 25, 2015

    Try looking at the Accounts of Petro Caribe and ALBA. maybe you might find an investor or two with last names Skerrit and/or Maduro.

  13. William Mc Lawrence
    September 25, 2015

    Before Petro Caribe we had West Indies Oil, National Petroleum, Rubis, Sukies/ Island Petroleum, SOL and a host of others. With Petro Caribe all the old players are still operating but the price of petroleum products have still not gone down.

    Before ALBA we had OAS, ACS, CARICOM, OECS. etc. With ALBA all these organizations still exist and our regions economies are still grappling with various external shocks and mounting developmental, social, economic, environmental, and political challenges.

    However, it is agreed that some countries/ people have benefited from the ALBA and Petro Caribe initiatives. But to suggest these initiatives serve as the life blood to countries across the region or as a backbone for economic growth can be challenged.

    Once the current regime remains in office in Venezuela, both the ALBA and Petro Caribe initiatives remain functional. However a change in regime could possibly result in a change in foreign policy and cancellation of both initiatives :(

    • William Mc Lawrence
      September 25, 2015

      One of the outcomes of the ALBA initiative I hope is that VENEZUELA will prove its commitment to regional integration and solidarity with the people of the Caribbean by rescinding its illegal claim to 40% of the landmass of Guyana and let the Guyanese people live in peace and engage in the exploration of their newly discovered oil wells and production of petroleum products. The constant aggression and intimidation by Venezuela along Guyana border is a threat the national security and territorial rights of Guyana, and, does not resonate with the principles of the ALBA and or Petro Caribe initiatives.

      As an advocate against Venezuelan aggression on the Guyanese people, I will continue to make my voice be heard loud and clear in solidarity with the government and people of Guyana :wink: but I will not sit in any ice cream parlour lambasting any one because I have issues with them. :lol:

  14. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    September 24, 2015

    Pope Francis is in the US. He addressed Congress what an extraordinary and brilliant human being.

    He opened the door for discussions on various topics for the Americans to have among themselves and he didn’t mean only the lawmakers but All Americans. He also did one more amazing thing today; he graciously turned down having lunch today and why? Because my people, Pope Francis chose to have lunch instead with the poor and the homeless.

    The United States like every other country have its share of poor and homeless people. What is my point you may asked? Figure it out for yourselves by going over some of the discussions on this very DNO Website, even some as recent as this week or even a day or two ago. Just maybe one or two might get it.

    • the fly
      September 25, 2015

      Many of sating man i don’t get it

    • The Real Facts
      September 25, 2015

      Holy Father Pope Francis is of course, of the same Order as St. Francis of Assisi. He is following in his footsteps. A while back, I saw the movie of St. Francis of Assisi on EWTN – TV. It is quite interesting.
      Pope Francis has taken the world by storm with his love, concern and humble manner. Of course, the other Popes had similar traits. Pope Francis speaks in his own, individual character and personality trait. I do love his simple but powerful words. They do reach others and make people think. It has made some change and converted to the Catholic faith. This is the intention of Pope Francis, for people to change and turn to God for the good of their souls.
      As I write this I am hearing a US Priest, Father Larry on EWTN – Global Catholic Radio, talking about God and godly matters. I love to listen to him.

    • 4-cars
      September 27, 2015

      Don’t be a fool and blame America for having poor and homeless people! The poor and homeless are in every part of the world. However, America has many programs through which the poor are being helped.

  15. observant
    September 24, 2015

    “Petro Caribe has become the backbone of the regions that has enabled economic growth? energy stabilty?”

    Isn’t Dominica in the region? Has the price of fuel decreased because of Petro Caribe? Has the cost of your electricity bills reduced? Didn’t Skerritt and his DLP Gov’t boast those prices would decrease because of Petro Caribe in Dominica?

    Who in the kitchen filling the heat. When? where has the economy grow? By how much? what has happened to the standards of living of the majority of Dominicans?

    But wait !!! what about the economic situation in Venezuela itself? What about the social/cultural, economic life in Venezuela? although a country rich with oil? Basic food items/goods unavailable.

    Remember the $60 million debt owed to Venezuela from DA Petro Caribe , until Venezuela was forced to ask several times for their money owed to them?

    Investments in renewable energy would have served Dominica much better. Who owns Petro Caribe in Dominica,…

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      If there is one thing you must learn, it is to be confident and provide encouragement. Are you an expert on this? Can you foresee the future?
      God is confident. The devil is negative. Do you not know that the latter wants nothing good for you, for Dominica and other nationals? He places these negative thoughts in your inner being. Keep this in mind and do your utmost to be a confident person.
      One who is confident, even amidst difficulties and struggles, will always be happy, peaceful and provide encouragement; not the reverse.
      Some of you curse rather than bless. Is this an action of a Christian?
      When people are negative, they will always view everything negatively.
      When people are confident, they will always view everything confidently.
      Note negative has eight words. Confident has nine words. This is saying much. I, personally did not realize it until now. Through inspiration I suppose.
      All things work together for good to those who love God.

    • JOE
      September 25, 2015

      But you still against the GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PROJECT ONGOING AS WE TYPE!!!!!!! It’s a good thing you people not living on island so we the islanders only LAUGH at all you FOOLISH UTTERANCES!!!!!!!!! And for your info yes the cost of electricity has decreased since petro caribe!!!!!!

      • Dominican in NJ
        September 28, 2015

        STOP THE LIES…..TELL US BY HOW MUCH.??????? SMH

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  16. truthman
    September 24, 2015

    Our pm is a mad man. Ericka take the rest of the man brain. The communist talking about voices to be heard and he have DBS choking people,

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      It takes one to know one. You are an awful person, a bad egg. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • the fly
      September 25, 2015

      Truthman, you dam well wish you could have a brain like his, this is why he is where he is, and you are where you are ,snake head ;

  17. Passing cloud
    September 24, 2015

    Here is a statement by Skerrit that is a clear attack on the free world that we need to get some help from:

    “Not many, but some people in this world has criticized Petro Caribe, they have criticized ALBA, demonized President (Hugo) Chavez and President Maduro and the people of Venezuela,

    This attack was not on the opposition but those in the WORLD that (“has” according to the man’s grammar) demonized Chavez and others, including the people of Venezuela

  18. GENEVA
    September 24, 2015

    Skerrit I hope you keep singing Alba praises like a Canary all the way to the Hague!!!! Maduro will hand you over on a platter!
    Maduro is keeping the people of Venezuela in abject Poverty. So why the charade that he cares for the well being of Dominicans! Your fanfare at MELVILLE HALL AIRPORT simply exposed you both to the whole World! All doubt has been removed as to what your true intention is. We are not going to allow you to take Dominica down that path. If you want to be a Dictator go take Residence on Bird Island!!!!

  19. Passing cloud
    September 24, 2015

    Skerrit’s reason for cancelling the WCMF according to him is because he does not want the world to see us with a Kubuli in each hand rubbing on a woman. No wonder our take on that, what is clear to me is that address of Skerrit yesterday along with his actions, sent a more negative message to the world than WCMF would have sent.

    First of all, the world was watching and the world is not blind and stupid. They saw it was a pure RED political meeting as they used Erica for POLITICAL mileage. The world saw the opposition leader was not present, though the ceremony took place in his constituency. The world listened to the fake Peter clothed in wolf clothing with his message of division. As for that Skerrit. The world listened to his venom; they saw his attack not only of the local opposition, but also on the free world.
    ““Not many, but some people in this world has criticized Petro Caribe, they have criticized ALBA, demonized President (Hugo) Chavez and President Maduro and the…

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      You do lack compassion and respect. Woe to you! :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • September 26, 2015

        Return to you sender, woe be unto you as well and your household The Real Facts, Justice and Truth, Simply the truth, kid on the block and all you other fake identities, you always mention, Mary,Catholic and God in your comments, however here it is you wishing people bad, whenever they mention Skerrit name, God do not like ugly, stop judging people, who feels it knows it, if you are one of them selling Dominica’s passport in Canada good luck to you, time will tell

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  20. REASONING
    September 24, 2015

    :?: Petro Caribe and ALBA is more about ideology and politics,It’s about political war and ideology with the U.S.A.What has Petro Caribe and ALBA done for me?Nothing whatsoever,petrol price and electricity has not gone down,agriculture has not done better,construction of home has not improved,i’m a construction worker.Life has not gotten better for me in this island,since this illegal thug government came. :?:

  21. September 24, 2015

    If PetroCaribe is so great, then why do we pay twice what Americans do for gasoline?

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      Surely, you should know in the Caribbean/West Indies, the cost of everything is always higher, dollar for dollar. Your currency is EC. America is US.
      Americans also complain about the high cost of living; no exception in Canada.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        September 25, 2015

        Facts, it is difficult for a kindergarten student like me to understand what you conveyed: dollar for dollar means the same wherever you are. To allow you to understand it better, be informed if you are in Canada, and I am in America, and I ask you on the phone how much money you have, and you say five dollars, and I reply I have five dollars, we would be equal.

        However, depending on the monetary exchange of the day that I would visit Canada, my dollar might worth more in Canadaian, the same could happen to your dollar, on a visit here. If someone in Dominica say to me they have one dollar, and am here with one dollar we are equal, until I visit Dominica, where my dollar will worth almost three dollars EC., whereas the Dominica dollar on it best day is worth US$0. 10 cents.

        All Steve is saying PetroCarib caused petroleum products to be more expensive than the days when the West Indies Oil, Shell & Texaco, and the others, were the suppliers of gasoline to Dominica.

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      • Francisco Telemaque
        September 27, 2015

        I think I went off track a little bit. And so I will explain the reason for difference would be based on the international monetary exchange of that day, and the type of currency we are dealing with, and the amount that country has secured in Gold!

        The reason our Dominica Money is US$0.10 forever is because is because the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authorities do hot have any gold secured anywhere. Jamaica is worst, one day I wired some money to my, the person made a mistake, and wired the money to some place in Jamaica, I did not notice until Igor home what attract my attention when I looked at the exchange as to how much my sister would received states more than two million dollars I knew something was wrong, that is when I discovered the money was sent to Jamaica. One time I brought back a thousand dollars with me from Dominica, I could not even get the converted in Los Angeles, I had to go to Las Vegas where take any kind of money anyway, they less than three hundred U.S. for…

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      • September 28, 2015

        I’m already accounting for the difference in currency. Right now the average price at the pump in the U.S. is $2.29, or E.C. $6.18.

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    • JOE
      September 25, 2015

      Steve maybe because America itself is an OIL PRODUCING COUNTRY??? We are Price Takers and Opec control oil prices….

      • The Real Facts
        September 25, 2015

        Not necessarily so. One cannot compare the cost in the US to the cost in the West Indies, Dominica of all. Generally, whatever is imported is always more expensive. It cannot be helped. Purchasing it, cost of transporting it, etc. will obviously increase the cost.
        Even when it is produced in Dominica, I do not expect it would be less expensive. For instance, farmers grow fruits and vegetables and the cost is high. They are not cheap in Dominica although home-grown. I could purchase such products cheaper in Canada. Would you believe that? Figure that out.
        I do not think anything is cheap (less expensive) in Dominica. You may wish to comment on this one. :)

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      • September 28, 2015

        Yes, but the U.S. doesn’t produce nearly enough to meet domestic demand, which is why they import oil from Canada, Mexico, and yes, Venezuela.

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    • Francisco Telemaque
      September 25, 2015

      Skerrit is so delusional that the believes his very own lies, one day when Dominica sinks to the bottom of the Caribbean sea, when he trying to swim to land and find there is no land nor people of Dominica to be found.

      He will mumble and ask himself “did I cause all of this?”

  22. Shaka zulu
    September 24, 2015

    I try hard to be positive. The PM taught me English in high school probably why I still hate it today. In his wisdom according to some he says “the initiatives are not about ideology but reality” however later on he says ” its about coming together and sharing ideas and that’s what petrocarib is all about ”
    One definition of ideology: a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. There are other simillar definetions you guys can find. I was in no way top of the class not even close. But seriously are we that stupid?
    Where is the evidence of lifting people from poverty. Long lines at grocery store and increased amount of people on welfare is not lifting people on poverty.
    Secondly if the presence of oil has afforded Venezuela the ability to spread wealth why not support Guyana in its efforts to develop and claim its resources. They are part of Caricom which we a sworn members. Will it not be a better benefit for…

    • Shaka zulu
      September 24, 2015

      ….us? In PM wisdom he claims of the vulnerability of small islands to global climate changes. The leading cause of climate change is the burning if fossil fuels. We have just experienced first hand the effects of global climate change in the name of TS Erika. Why then do we falsely follow petrocarib in the name of regional economic growth when Chavez stated clearly that alba was to counter the weight of US influence. The only way he could do it is using oil money to make friends and gai influence. Why not support wind and other renewable energy that can create jobs, why not use the landfills to create useable gas. There is no vision, no substance and pure ignorance. Wen we have an illiterate society and all our educated folks leave that’s what happens. If that is wisest man in Dominica we are very lost.

  23. Tutankhamen
    September 24, 2015

    Maduro is going to drag you and Dominica down with him Mr. PM.
    Just wait..

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      If there is someone, some people who will drag Dominica down with them, they are people as you, negative ones who have absolutely nothing good to say. You are the worst ones. I do not think you love anyone and by no means your country. This is very sad. Few of you project patriotism.

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